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lagoon. beautiful to view from many locations, and inside is an ideal place to walk around with your loved ones. the palace is the most popular wedding location in the city park system. reservations for weddings and other events are available at shakespeares' guard and refers -- has plants referred to in shakespeare's plays and poems. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, shakespeares garden was designed in 1928 by the california spring blossom association. flowers and plants played an important part in shakespeares literary masterpieces. here is an enchanting and
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tranquil garden tucked away along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the cherry tree, the brick walkways, the enchanting stones, the rustic sundial. chaired the bards'w ro -- share the bard's words. the garden is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, enjoy the sunshine and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare float you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations.
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shakespeares garden is 8ada accessible. this park is located at the bottom of a hill. it is a secret garden with an infinite and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, one block from the bottom of lombard street, it makes the top of our list for the most intimate picnic settings. avoid all tourist cars and parking hassles by hopping on the cable car. or the 30, 45, 41, or 91 bus. this garden was designed by a the landscape architect thomas church in 19 to -- 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed at this gem of a park.
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a lush oasis anchored by gazebosanchoreddekcs, -- gazebos, anchored by decks. this is the place to tell your family the love you share. reservations are available for this hidden gem. i am jamie hopper. until next time, don't forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations, or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair building. for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510. you can also write us. 501 san francisco, calif. 94117.
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or just walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information and reach us at >> just a few steps away from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from
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the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an
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inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me. there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution. i do not mind that, because my images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square. for the 100th anniversary of the mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere reading by lawrence
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ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and
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jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪
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under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming. ♪ looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed. >> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function and that it helps us find out who we are in a much wider
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sense than we were before we experienced that work of art. ♪ l the rod. >> brinkman. >> here. director lee. >> present. >> lee nolan. >> present. >> president director ramos is anticipated director. you have a forum. >> announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. similar sound devices are prohibited and any person responsible for bun going off may be asked to leave the meeting. cell phones on vibrate do cause microphone interference and we ask that
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they're placed in the off. discussion and vote pursuant to administrative code section 67.100dd as to whether approval of minutes.. q. second. >> all in favor say i. >> i. >> thank you. >> communications. mr. chairman i know of none. >> there was the board, ladies and gentlemen, i asked this afternoon that we adjourn our memory in county member shoe marker. he okay. good afternoon. members of the public, fellow commissioners and staff. let's call this meeting to order at 1:35 p.m.. madam secretary? >> president courtney, here,
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commissioner moran, here, commissioner torres? here. vice-president ann moller caen is here and francesca vetore is here. >> approving of minutes of october 22nd #shgs 2013. moved and seconded. any comments from approval of the minutes? hearing none, public comment is closed. all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> the motion carries. >> next item? >> public comments. >> i have no cards.
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>> good afternoon doctor. >> it's a great day. i'm here to make a request. >> i thought it was your birthday. >> i'm 80 now. don't make me older. my request is a hearing that was moved on sometime ago about the southeast facility and sewage plant. i would like for you, please, it's been at least three or four 4 months that was passed on to uphold a hearing with your staff about this and that has not came forth. i want to say this to
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the listening audience because they see me in the store and on the street and shake my hand for the work that i do. i never ask anyone for anything but i'm going to ask you that are here to pray for me. i will be praying for you. to pray for the elderly, pray for the children and please pray for the city and county of san francisco because we need prayer. what is happening to our seniors and happening to the people living in public housing. the gumption that people have of, what you call, cut and paste putting programs together as though it's the city's program which are programs that we started. we used to call ourselves hunters point u.s.a. we became bayview hunters point, part of the city. i'm looking for you all
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to please hold this meeting so you can get the right information about what occurred dealing with 1972 with expansion of that sewage plant. because you don't have the information. i brought information passed it out and gave it to your staff on where that building, whose name is on that college is 1800 oak dale. and it says city college. the reason why it said that is because we named it southeast community college. so please, take care of the business of my people that has been suffering and still suffering and dying. 5 people have died last week in one building because of all the toxins that we have in that community. it seems like no one cares about the people of bayview hunters point. i hope you give us consideration. thank you and have a blessed day. >> thank you for your comments. is there any capacity that we
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have to reschedule such a hearing or at least have an idea of about when we can schedule it at the conclusion of our next meeting? >> probably the first of the year we can probably have a meeting because i know a lot of people will be out the month of december. so probably the first of the year will be the appropriate time to have a hearing. so we can start scheduling that. >> in the meantime i'm sure staff will remain available to discuss that with a community representative. >> yes. any other general public comment? >> mr. president, dr. jackson, i remember that history of southeast and i'm not certain that every commissioner here has seen that. maybe we can get a hold of that again and redistribute it because i think it is very interesting.
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>> commissioners, is there any other public comment? seeing none, general public comment is now closed. madam secretary, next item. >> communications. >> i have a few things to address. the first thing under 5 a advanced calendar about the salvage trees that have been announced. are we doing anything about that? >> we've been working with the national forest service and a lot of trees impacted is in their property line and they have an arrangement with the
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logging company for that. >> $1 1/2 to 2 million for lumber. >> i thought you were talking about the rim fire? >> yes. i am talking about the rim fire. >> let me defer until michael comes back. >> okay. the second thing i would like to address is 5c the power revenue and clean energy bond. i didn't even realize this was emerging. this was an issue that was just a thought and it wasn't until cap came on board
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until this started to happen. i was thrilled to see, wait, i have it highlighted, of course i can't come up with it. that this is all going to start to happen. it was years ago. heche didn't have any type of business plan and no way to get these bonds issued and now it is going to happen and i think it's very exciting and i wanted to bring it up because it was buried in material that we read and i'm glad you are going to say something about it. >> yes. thank you very much. at the request of many of you and most recently commissioner vetore in preparation for the budget hearing you will hear more about the power business plan as well as the plan of issuance of power revenue bonds we have sold some clean
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renewable energy bonds that will clean up about $70 million worth of power revenue bonds which is the 1st time we've done that in about a hundred years since the dam was rebuilt with the power revenue bonds. it's a new bond. >> it is. and lastly i wanted to ask about 5h. oh, right. this would be the pump station. we are having a problem with over voltage and seems to be a pg & e problem. is that correct? >> i can actually get back to you on that one. is steve here?
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so i will get back to you on that one. >> yes, ma'am. >> that's it. >> thank you, vice-president caen. >> i still don't have a grasp on it before we start the timeline that you made out if we can have a little bit more of a presentation on it, like what the parameters of revenue h versus revenue b bonds and what it can be for. i didn't really understand it and what does that really mean, is it just for infrastructure, programming. some of the other additional questions that it raised for me. i know that it's in the communications section right now, but i don't know if
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the next meeting or sometime before january if you can walk us through what it means so we can have more of an interaction and ask questions specifically on the implications. >> we'd be happy to do that. we'll coordinate with the general manager on the schedule and we'll look forward to that. >> anything else on communications? is there any public comment on item no. 5, communications? seeing none. public comment is now closed. next item, please. >> item 6. >> any public comment on item 6? seeing none public comment is closed. next item please. >> item 7. report of the general manager. >> good afternoon, next on the agenda what i want to bring
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back is the bayview arts grants update. the puc made a commitment to bayview arts in san francisco. the city requires by city ordinance to contribute 2 percent cost for the arts commission in the city. in 2011 we actually passed a community benefit policy that alliance the art contributions with our goal which are to be a good neighbor and invest in arts and cultural neighborhoods that are impacted by our services and operations. before it would go to the arts commission and we didn't have about where these funds would be directed. we partner closely with the arts commission to administer art funding similar to how we partner to other agencies like the department of
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the environment, san francisco unified school district and the work force development. this year with our support, the community art and educational program of the arts commission created a new strategy in the bayview to enhance investments in arts and support local artist and art organizations. so we are pleased with the 2013 bayview art grant program and i would like to turn it over to judy, the director of communication arts and educational program at the arts commission to share the process and results of the grant. >> good afternoon, let me just interject for one moment. if there is no objection from my colleagues, we will call for public comment two times during this line item. the first public comment will take place after this presentation. we ask that you speak on this item and
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this item only. i will call for public comment again at the end of the general managers report. is that okay? >> okay. >> thank you for allowing me to address this commission. i'm going to provide a broad overview of how to program was established. this is a pilot program that in following the best practices of the san francisco art making grants program, we wanted to support the arts that were already existing in the bayview and that had infrastructure an opportunity to expand the work they were already doing. the intent was to support as i said organizations and programs already established in the bayview as opposed to taking a call for new projects. these
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were not commissures -- commissions for new work. it was to support general infrastructure to expand the arts programming. the intent of that programming was to provide high quality arts access to the bayview residents and to look at the arts as a way to build community stewardship, as a way to build engagement and build opportunities for people to come together in celebration and in opportunity to do work together through an arts means. so i'm going to quickly begin my powerpoint. please turn on your computers or your screens, i believe. the goal of the grant program is to support the expansion of high quality existing art programs in the bayview hunters point community. we established a set
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of grant guidelines and application process. we held application workshops in the community, the grand guidelines and notify all the opportunities for public process and review of the application and one of the things that the arts commission does in the best practices in the arts world is we inform applicants when their applications will be received so they can review the application process as a learning at some point so that as you continue to grow as an artist you have learned from the experience of submitting grant applications. all of that was noted in or applicant pool. we have one glitch in the time -- line is. we processed in may and committee in june and in july. unfortunately the august meeting was canceled due to
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lack of quorum. we were a month behind in announcing the recipients of the grants and we are moving behind schedule on that, otherwise we are on track. the arts commission is a very important part of the grant making we do. we try to have panelist that are vetted in the arts as well as whatever the core value of that application is. so for this grant's panel we felt what was really important to have representation of the bayview community so those applications would be known to folks who knew the community well. and you will see in front of you the list of panelist. we noted a high tenancy of theatre application as well as visual arts and we were extremely fortunate to get anthony jones and lawrence as one of our
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panelest. the other part of the panel process is we do keep the p panelist confidential and we send them information prior to the revenue -- review process and then the information on particular information on stewardship and high quality qualifications and the experience ability to manage a significant grants relationship with the arts commission. these are $10,000 awards and this is a bit of paperwork that needs to go into it. so, again, the panel process was an open public process and from that, the panel selected 10 grantees they felt would
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best meet the criteria that was laid out. just to give you a quick snapshot. we had 23 proposals to this first time grant. 12 of those applicants were first time applicants to the san francisco arts commission and three of those first time applicants were funded in this review process. the relate to grant request as you see in front of you is almost $228,000. we had $100,000 to distribute. it's always a difficult project. i wish you can fund everyone, but you can't. what i really want to give you an opportunity to look at the list of the grantees that were awarded. it runs in range from prek arts access to young children on


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